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Teenager Rides Bike Into Car, Lands on His Feet After Crash

One teenager from York, UK, has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. Hopefully, one of those things is the lesson that he should never race buses on his bike and that he should be wearing his helmet at all times.
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An accident that could have easily been avoided could have cost him his life. It happened near a school in York and was captured on the dashcam of a passing motorist. You can see it at the bottom of the page.

According to the motorist, identified by the Daily Mail as David Alexander, 63, the cyclist had been chasing a bus when the accident happened. Prior to the crash, he also came very close to hitting 2 school girls with his bike, so it’s clear that he had no consideration for other people, pedestrians or not.

At the start of the video, the teen is making a visible effort to catch up to a blue bus. Once he reaches it, he tries to overtake it, which puts him in the wrong lane for much too long. Eventually, a black Vauxhall smashes into him (or he rides directly into it, depending on how you choose to look at it) and he’s sent flying in the air.

And that’s not even the strangest part about this crash. While the dude’s bike is sent flying against the windshield of the car and then on the road, the biker miraculously lands on his feet. You can tell he’s apologizing for the accident, which, all things considered, he should be doing since he’s the one causing it.

“He was showing a complete disrespect for any other road user,” Alexander tells the Mail. “I couldn't believe what I was seeing. It's an example of why cyclists need proper training from an early age.”

“You could see that he was trying to race the bus. When I went over after it happened he was staggering around and was dazed. He kept saying he's sorry. I've got no idea how he managed it. He can't have been looking ahead of him,” the man adds.

He does have a point about the need for cyclist to receive proper training before getting on a public road, since this accident could have ended badly – and the Vauxhall driver would have had to pay for it. Said training should also include the fact that wearing a helmet is mandatory.

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